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Flash!: Hope has a Home Gala; Dinner Dance Gala; Smooth Jazz Holiday

| Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
Mike Mancini | for the Tribune-Review
APRES SKI WINTER SOCIAL Jack Tomakyo, Ann Dugan and John Tippins during the Apres Ski Winter Social hosted by the University of Pittsburgh's Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence on Dec. 11 at J. Verno Studios in the South Side. Mike Mancini | for the Tribune-Review
DINNER DANCE GALA Terry Hillebrand, Daniel Bruce and Rick Nagel cduring the Apres Ski Winter Social — University of Pittsburgh's Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence at J. Verno Studios on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. Mike Mancini | for the Tribune-Review
DINNER DANCE GALA Andy Bonnewell, Susan Zelicoff and Craig Sweger during the Apres Ski Winter Social — University of Pittsburgh's Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence at J. Verno Studios on Wednesday, Dec.11, 2013. Mike Mancini | for the Tribune-Review
Michael Mancini
SMOOTH JAZZ HOLIDAY Lisa Hopson, John Smith, Terri Thomas and Clyde Harris enjoy a Smooth Jazz Holiday at Latitude 40 in Robinson. The event on Dec. 8, featured contemporary jazz artists Marcus Anderson and Elan Trotman. Hosted by N-Motion Entertainment, the mission was to preserve jazz and live music, especially for a new generation of listeners. Mike Mancini | for the Tribune-Review
Courtesy of Giorgio Armani
FASHION FORWARD Mario and Nathalie Lemieux helped celebrate the opening of the first Armani Collezioni store in the U.S. They were two of the 75-plus fashion-forward guests inside the boutique on Dec. 12 in Ross Park Mall. Between servings of champagne, chocolates and other tasty hors d’oeuvres, many of those in attendance found time for a little shopping among the racks and shelves of gorgeous men’s suits, shirts and shoes and luxurious women’s dresses, handbags and coats. A percentage of sales from Dec. 12 to 14 will be donated to the Mario Lemieux Foundation, an organization that raises funds for cancer research and patient care, as well as Austin’s Playroom Project, an initiative that creates playrooms for children and families in medical facilities.
John Altdorfer | for the Tribune-Review
DINNER DANCE GALA Event social coordinator Vivian McDowell with program coordinator John Lenkey III and group president Judy Holahan celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Association of University People during the organization's annual Dinner Dance Gala on Dec. 12 at the Chartiers Valley Country Club.
John Altdorfer
DINNER DANCE GALA Bill Burgunder and Carol Jacobelli celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Association of People during the organizaiton's annual Dinner Dance Gala at the Chartiers Valley Country Club. Dec. 12, 2013.
ACT 2: A CELEBRATION OF SECOND CHANCES Family Services of Western Pennsylvania hosted Act 2: A Celebration of Second Chances on Dec. 13 at J. Verno Studio. Among the guests were (from left) honorary chairs John and Connie Bettis, board member Yasmin Shaheed and K. Chase Patterson. The event benefitted Family Services' Helping Hand Fund. Photo by: Family Services
Roy Engelbrecht
HOPE HAS A HOME GALA Gateway Rehab celebrated its Hope Has a Home Gala on Dec. 11. Held at the Westin, the evening featured guest speaker Bob Carter, president of Bob Carter Companies Fundraising & Philanthropy, and emcee Sally Wiggin. Gateway Founder Dr. Abraham Twerski also was on hand signing copies of his newest book “The Rabbi & The Nuns.” Photo by: Roy Engelbrecht

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